1. 5 Things We Learned About Portland Trail Blazers in First Week of Training Camp

    The Portland Trail Blazers have begun training camp and already it is evident that this is a brand new team from a season ago. There are new faces, a new philosophy and a new sense of personal accountability...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 12 months ago 1,820 reads 4 comments

  2. Portland Trail Blazers Media Day 2013: Photos, Interviews and Takeaways

    Monday marked the Portland Trail Blazers media day, and it didn't disappoint. There will be a brand new focus in the Rose City this year, and it starts and ends with defense...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 12 months ago 1,422 reads 1 comments

  3. The Biggest Training Camp Mysteries for Portland Trail Blazers

    Last season, the Portland Trail Blazers featured one of the league's top starting fives. However, they also featured without question the worst bench of the past five to ten years...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 12 months ago 1,997 reads 0 comments

  4. Portland Trail Blazers Training Camp 2013: Full Preview and Roster Projections

    The Portland Trail Blazers are finally embarking on a new road in their franchise's history. Rose City's NBA representative has been snake-bitten over the years...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 12 months ago 6,454 reads 25 comments

  5. 5 Things Every Fan Needs to Know About Portland Trail Blazers for 2013-14 Season

    The leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder and grocery stores are already starting to stock Halloween candy. And most importantly, the NBA season is quickly approaching...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 12 months ago 3,369 reads 12 comments

  6. Spotlighting and Breaking Down the Golden State Warriors' Shooting Guards

    The Golden State Warriors are one of the league's most exciting teams to watch. Obviously, it's easy to just say that. They boast one of the league's top young point guards in Stephen Curry and have a ravenous fanbase that is eager for a winner.

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 12 months ago 1,844 reads 2 comments

  7. Five Ways That Detroit Pistons Can Succeed in 2013-14

    Much has been made this offseason about the Detroit Pistons and the moves that they have made. They completely rebuilt their engine, in a manner of speaking...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 5,400 reads 11 comments

  8. Immediate Hurdles the Portland Trail Blazers Will Face This Season

    The Portland Trail Blazers and their fans finally have some reason for optimism. They have arguably the best power forward on the planet in LaMarcus Aldridge . They have one of the league's best young point guards in Damian Lillard ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 2,525 reads 9 comments

  9. How Much Time Can LaMarcus Aldridge Give Portland Trail Blazers?

    Just how much longer will LaMarcus Aldridge be a Portland Trail Blazer? Around Portland, there will always be a level of insecurity when it comes to their Blazers...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 2,599 reads 12 comments

  10. Pre-Training Camp Player Power Rankings for Portland Trail Blazers

    Those looking to lump the Portland Trail Blazers in with the team that ended last season near the bottom of the Northwest standings should be prepared for a rude awakening. Sure, the biggest names are still there...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 4,145 reads 14 comments

  11. Ranking the Top 25 Players in Portland Trail Blazers History

    The Portland Trail Blazers often get a bad rap. Given some of the terrible luck they have had over the years, they sometimes are viewed as a snake-bitten franchise...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 10,364 reads 27 comments

  12. Why the San Antonio Spurs Are No Longer Tim Duncan's Team

    The era of Tim Duncan in San Antonio is almost too good to be true. The numbers are staggering. He has been anchoring this team since 1997. Over that time, he has averaged over 20 points per game to go along with 11 boards and just over two blocks.

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 2,370 reads 6 comments

  13. Would Chris Bosh Be a No. 1 Option on Any NBA Team?

    Let's explore for a moment the curious case of Chris Bosh . Bosh burst onto the scene in 2003, one of the elite prospects who comprised that year's legendary draft class...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 5,108 reads 28 comments

  14. Milwaukee Bucks Schedule 2013-14: Most Anticipated Games of the Regular Season

    Times are tough for Milwaukee Bucks fans. Their team just underwent a difficult, yet much-needed, roster overhaul. What that means is that the team got worse in the short term but ultimately should be better in the long...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 2,822 reads 8 comments

  15. Detroit Pistons Schedule 2013-14: Most Anticipated Games of the Regular Season

    The NBA released its schedule on Tuesday, and while all games must be played on the court and not on paper, it is fun to start planning for highly anticipated matchups...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 5,097 reads 15 comments

  16. Brandon Jennings Deal a Sign of Desperation for Detroit Pistons

    On Tuesday night, the Detroit Pistons pulled off a major deal, sending Brandon Knight, Slava Kravtsov and Khris Middleton to the Milwaukee Bucks for point guard Brandon Jennings...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 3,149 reads 31 comments

  17. Should Bulls Keep Luol Deng in Chicago Long-Term?

    Luol Deng has been perhaps the best wing player to play for the Chicago Bulls since the days of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. He was the face of the Bulls for the period of time that spanned the post-M...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 10,152 reads 159 comments

  18. Why Joakim Noah's Defense Is X-Factor for Chicago Bulls Title Hopes

    Defense wins championships. That old adage has been burned into the minds of middle-schoolers and professional athletes alike. In the case of the Chicago Bulls , they certainly hope that this is the case...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 2,253 reads 9 comments

  19. NBA Rookies Whose Development May Be Hindered by Recent Free-Agency Signings

    There are plenty of outside and extenuating circumstances that can influence whether or not a rookie has the opportunities to realize his promise. The NBA draft is full of promise for not only NBA teams, but also for the youngsters whom they select.

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 17,915 reads 10 comments

  20. Biggest Questions Chicago Bulls Must Answer Before 2013-14 Season

    The Chicago Bulls achieved something truly unique last season. Despite taking a step backward in wins, they simultaneously had a disappointing season and exceeded expectations...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 13,743 reads 52 comments

  21. Bulls Summer League Roster 2013: Biggest Names to Watch for Chicago

    The Summer League in Las Vegas tends to generally be an exciting time for most NBA teams. Not only is it the first opportunity to see rookies in action at the professional level, ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 22,066 reads 35 comments

  22. Josh Smith Deal Signals Major Shift for Detroit Pistons

    In the midst of gearing up for a July wedding in the sweltering humidity which is Michigan in the summer, I was looking for some form of relief. Sure, I had a truly gorgeous date that was just the type of fun person you want to share a reception with..

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 4,418 reads 38 comments

  23. Checklist for No. 2 Draft Pick Victor Oladipo to Thrive With Orlando Magic

    The NBA draft was rife with huge surprises. Cody Zeller and Anthony Bennett went way earlier than expected, Trey Burke and Ben McLemore slid and Nerlens Noel fell all the way out of the top five...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 3,963 reads 5 comments

  24. Detroit Pistons: Why Joe Dumars Will Make Big Free-Agency Splash This Offseason

    The Detroit Pistons are a team that has been hovering in mediocrity for four years. True, there have been some highlights...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 10,328 reads 30 comments

  25. Dumars Raises Questions and Pulses with Draft

    Just what exactly was he thinking? If the NBA draft party you were at was anything like mine, that was the prevailing question being asked. The draft certainly was filled with surprises right from the beginning...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 1 year ago 2,463 reads 21 comments